In this book which I describe as a Film Noir of sorts, the killer known as The Movie Murderer places his victims in scenes from some of L. A.'s most well known Noir Movies - L.A. Confidential, To Live and Die in L.A., Chinatown and The Long Goodbye.
The game begins when he discovers a worthy adversary in Homicide Detective Rick Sandler, a computer savvy modern day Western lawman who wears cowboy boots to work and rides a horse when he's not working.
All satisfying Noir films and books have one common element - Cherchez la femme, a French phrase translated as "look for the woman" the meaning being that a man behaves in an otherwise inexplicable manner because he is trying to cover up an affair with a woman, or trying to impress a woman. The expression comes from an 1854 novel The Mohicans of Paris by Alexandre Dumas and his 1864 theatrical adaptation - There is a woman in every case; as soon as they bring me a report, I say, 'Look for the woman!'
In this case, the woman is Katie O'Hara, the unwilling beneficiary of the killer's homage, and the willing lover of Rick Sandler.
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